How storage startup Rubrik models DevOps

How storage startup Rubrik models DevOps

How storage startup Rubrik models DevOps

On the extreme end of the DevOps spectrum, organizations collapse the development and operations teams—application and infrastructure monitoring become part of the application. The collapsed model of DevOps is a natural outgrowth of building modern, cloud-based applications. But, cloud-based infrastructures aren't the reality of today's typical infrastructure.

Recently, I sat down with the technical evangelist for storage startup Rubrik, Chris Wahl. Rubrik takes an interesting approach to helping customers adopt a DevOps strategy in protecting traditional enterprise applications.

Before talking about the solution, I think it's interesting to take a look at the culture of this small organization. Rubrik was founded in 2014, and has quickly grown to 160 employees. Wahl said the company takes a DevOps approach to managing their internal resources, and that means automation of any task that requires scale in the future.

For Rubrik, this resulted in automating even simple tasks such as user creation. When observing an administrator manually provisioning a new early employee, Wahl figuratively slapped their hand. While it only took a few minutes to manually provision the account, versus several hours to automate the process, Wahl was sure the effort would pay off in the long term.

Read Also:
The CIO Imperative: Customer Experience, Agility and Scale

It's this mentality that Rubrik brings to their storage management product. One of the more interesting user conference presentations I've attended was a Windows Powershell introduction delivered by Wahl. Interestingly enough, Chris helped show how to use Powershell to automate backup policies. The irony is that the product, on the surface, looks like most storage appliances.

 



Data Science Congress 2017

5
Jun
2017
Data Science Congress 2017

20% off with code 7wdata_DSC2017

Read Also:
Internet of Things: Opportunities for the pharma and health care industries

AI Paris

6
Jun
2017
AI Paris

20% off with code AIP17-7WDATA-20

Read Also:
The Difference Between Big Data And Deep Data

Chief Data Officer Summit San Francisco

7
Jun
2017
Chief Data Officer Summit San Francisco

$200 off with code DATA200

Read Also:
Prioritizing And Responding To Security Threats In Real Time

Customer Analytics Innovation Summit Chicago

7
Jun
2017
Customer Analytics Innovation Summit Chicago

$200 off with code DATA200

Read Also:
Seven ways to be data-driven off a cliff
Read Also:
The Hardest Part About Microservices: Your Data

Big Data and Analytics Marketing Summit London

12
Jun
2017
Big Data and Analytics Marketing Summit London

$200 off with code DATA200

Read Also:
Internet of Things, Machine Learning & Robotics Are High Priorities For Developers In 2016

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *